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Yemen Receives Aid Shipment

By NY Staff

A ship laden with Emirati humanitarian aid has docked in Yemen’s port city of Aden.

The 460-tonne shipment, including medical and food supplies, is the second from the United Arab Emirates following the delivery of 1200 tons of aid last week, said local aid coordinator Ali al-Bikri.

Another ship carrying 400 tons of diesel also arrived on Friday (local time), said Bikri, who was appointed by Yemen’s government-in-exile.

“Aden needs urgently at least 200,000 food rations for the displaced,” Bikri added.

Aden has been rocked by fierce fighting between the Shi’ite Huthi rebels backed by troops loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and southern fighters allied with exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.

Sporadic clashes rocked Aden on Sunday, killing two civilians and six rebels, after a day of fierce fighting that raged in the north, east and west of the city.